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The economic efficiency of hard coal mines can be improved only if supply and disposal operations are viewed holistically, taking into account their interactions with one another as well as with the operations of coal winning and advance. This necessitates introduction of a logistical way of thinking. The aim of this project is to build on experience elsewhere in industry and the armed forces in order to devise a logistical system specially for hard coal mines. The basic principles of logistics are discussed, after which results of research into the current state of logistics in hard coal mines in the Community are presented. The logistical approach developed in this project places particular emphasis on costs, organisation and planning. A system of numerical codes for mine logistics is developed to provide a continuous flow of information for monitoring and control of operations and for planning purposes. The report contains recommendations on the adoption of the logistical approach in commercial operation and an evaluation of the likely economic benefits.

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Authors: REUTHER E U, Aachen (DE);KULIK L, Aachen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14612 DE (1993) 191 pp., MF, ECU 8
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